Family Living Center

Family Living Center in East St. Louis is a non-profit service that provides transitional housing for families who are at that difficult “in-between” stage of finding a permanent home.  FLC also has career services, technology, educational information, and workshops for parents in residence who are searching for jobs. McKendree volunteers go to the shelter to spend time with children living there so that the parents can have some time to themselves. 

In addition to just playing games and having fun with the kids, volunteers have an opportunity to gain a valuable understanding of what homelessness is and how it is impacting families in our community today.

Related Links

National Alliance to End Homelessness

United States Department of Health and Human Development

National Coalition for the Homeless

Catholic Charities of Southern Illinois Volunteer Opportunities

Boys Hope Girls Hope

Call for Help IL Volunteer Opportunities